||[Nov. 27th, 2005|06:53 pm]
The Question Club
I’m moving into my new apartment next weekend, and I’m shopping for a new bed because, well, I need a place to sleep, and the bed in my room in my parents’ house is old and worn out. I am completely clueless about mattresses, though, so I hope someone with mattress-shopping experience can answer some questions!|
1. How much should I plan to spend on a mattress? I can afford to buy a good mattress that will be comfortable and last a long time, but I don’t want to spend more money than is necessary to get a good one.
2. What are the best brands of mattresses? I know that Simmons Beauty Rest is supposed to be good (that’s the kind with the individually pocketed coils). However, I thought that the main benefit to the Simmons mattresses is that the other person doesn’t get disturbed when one person moves, and since I expect to be sleeping alone for the foreseeable future, that’s not particularly important.
3.How do I tell if a mattress feels right? I went mattress shopping today and looked at Simmons Beauty Rest and Sealy Posturepedic mattresses. I lay down on at least a dozen different mattresses, and I couldn’t really say that any was significantly more comfortable than the others. It’s hard to tell in 2 minutes how a mattress would feel to sleep on all night, every night.
4. What should I do? I have to make a decision by tomorrow (Monday) afternoon in order to get it delivered on move-in day. Right now, the decision is really between a Simmons and a Sealy. The Simmons is about $200 more, but if it really is better, that’s not really much money over the course of 10-15 years. However, there’s also the decision on whether I’m ready to make a decision now, or whether I should do more shopping and thinking about it before I pick one.